June 4th, 2002

sexcreep

how do I get friends lists of other users?

I'm looking for a way to get the friends list (and friend-of list) of another user. I know it's public information, because I can just use userinfo.bml. However, I want to do this with a standalone application.

The protocol documentation describes the getfriends and friendof modes, which would be exactly what I'd need... except that these modes both require a password---the user's password.

I'm pretty sure that I shouldn't need to know Bob's password to see Bob's friends list. How do I get around this? A quick example would be most appreciated.